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Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Friday, 19 February 2016, 8:00 pm
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street
New York City
For over 50 years, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifiting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. This year, the four-time Grammy Award winning group, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking collaboration with Paul Simon on his seminal album, Graceland.
This concert is part of World Music Institute's Masters of African Music Series
Starfish USA Gala 2016
Johnny Clegg at BB King Blues Club and Grill in New York
Opening Act: Jesse Clegg
Johnny Clegg is a singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and musical activist whose music has exploded onto the international music scene and broke through barriers in his home of South Africa. Clegg and Sipho Mchunu formed mixed-race Juluka in the late 70's and went on to record two platinum and five gold albums. In 1986 he formed Savuka and by the end of 1989 the band's debut album had sold over 1 million copies, their second reaching 700,000. Savuka received a Grammy nomination for the Best World Music Album in 1993 but disbanded shortly thereafter.
Three years later Clegg and Mchunu temporarily re-found Juluka and recorded Ya Vuka Inkunzi (also released as Crocodile Love). Since then, Clegg has recorded several solo projects including his last album One Life (2007), New Survivor (2002) and A South African Story (2003). The Johnny Clegg Band just completed a 32-city North American Tour. It was a celebration of his 30-year anniversary as a performer and Human (2011), his first release in North America in 17 years.
Johnny Clegg Band returns to North America again in Spring 2016 for a headline tour of PACs, clubs, and universities.
For more information and to buy tickets, please go to http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=5416
Dada Masilo's Swan Lake
2 - 7 February 2016
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Joyce Charge: (212) 242-0800
Tuesday-Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m
Curtain chat: Wednesday, 3 February
Combining classic and contemporary dance that is strongly influenced by her African heritage, Johannesburg-born dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo creates explosive, passionate work. Her reimagining of Swan Lake is no exception as the dancers are not only propelled by Tchaikovsky, but also by Steve Reich as they turn the classic Swan Lake on its head to tackle issues of gender and homophobia in a country ravaged by AIDS.
For tickets and more information, please go to Joyce Theater.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
7:00 p.m. to Midnight
Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Generation Ubuntu’s second annual Fashion Roars is a one-night only theatrical fashion show with a life-saving mission. It offers a full night of performance, live music, dancing, and chances to win luxury prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing care services for children and teens living with HIV in South Africa. Amy Freeze of WABC will emcee, and 40 professional dancers will be donating their talent to the runway show produced by Katy Parnello of the Telluride AIDS Benefit.
Host: Amy Freeze - Meteorologist for New York City's TV station WABC
Auctioneer: Paul O'Reilly Hyland - Co-Founder and CEO of OCP Capital LLC
For more information and tickets, please go to: http://www.genubuntu.org/fashionroars/.
Kindly note that the South African Consulate General will be closed from Thursday, 24 December 2015 and will resume normal operations on Monday, 4 January 2016. Please plan your visit accordingly.